Edited by Filippo Maggia e Francesca Morandini

Skira editore

A project dedicated to mythic sites of the ancient Romanworld, reinterpreted by the great Austrian photographer.

Through a wide selection of extraordinary images taken from Alfred Seiland’s monumental work IMPERIVM ROMANVM, this book offers an ideal transcontinental grand tour through forty different countries, focusing on emblematic archaeological sites such as Rome, Palmyra, Samaria and Epidaurus. With photographs at times hyper-realist and pop, at others symbolist and minimal, the project illustrates the inextricable, dynamic relationship between Roman archaeological sites and the places of modernity. Seiland’s photographs examine themes such as the conflict between the ancient world and the modern one and the struggle to protect antique memorials and cultural assets.

Associated exhibitions